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Equal Is Unfair: Yaron Brook
March 24, 2016
Is the American Dream failing? Are the rich getting richer, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water? Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute investigates.

May 12, 2016
Together let’s rethink environmental objectives, align incentives with goals, and affirm the notion that human beings are an integral part of the natural order. In 1934, former U.S. Forest Service official Aldo Leopold, godfather of the modern environmental movement, wrote that “restrictive laws” had “largely failed” in their mission to conserve America’s forests, rivers, and other natural resources. Less than 40 years later, however, as various events pushed environmental concerns into the public spotlight, lawmakers from both parties championed legislation far more sweeping and restrictive than any Leopold had witnessed. How well did these “restrictive laws” work to right environmental wrongs? Why did so many miss the mark? And how should we go about improving our policies?
May 9, 2016
“Not in my backyard,” say those opposed to hydraulic fracturing sites. Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, may generate noise, dust, and light pollution, as well as road damage, that can be a nuisance to residents located near sand mining or well drilling sites. It should be noted that these nuisances desist within a few weeks once wells are completed. In response to temporary bothers, local communities and fracking companies have cooperated with each other to minimize negative externalities and maximize economic growth. In this video, Isaac Orr explains the crucial role that oil and natural gas play in the extraction, production, and transportation of raw and intermediate materials necessary for an advance and prosperous society. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at To learn more about fracking, visit
May 6, 2016
On May 4, 2016, The Heartland Institute held a ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Michael Parry Mazur Memorial Library, located in its headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois. It is the Midwest’s best and largest library on freedom and limited government with nearly 10,000 books.
May 2, 2016
Hydraulic fracturing has received a great deal of coverage over the past few years, causing quite a stir across the nation. Does fracking contaminate drinking water? Is it the source of earthquakes in certain states? In his third video, Isaac Orr debunks the myths that claim hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts our environment. As you’ll learn in the video, the fracking industry has contributed to an increase in natural gas production, greater energy independence, more job opportunities, and higher savings for individuals and families. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at To learn more about fracking, visit
April 26, 2016
Isaac Orr digs further into the realities of hydraulic fracturing in his second video, “Benefits of Fracking.” Isaac discusses the economic and environmental upsides to hydraulic fracturing such as dramatic savings for American households, spurred job growth, and greater energy security. The “Fracking Revolution” has resulted in America becoming the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world. Opposition to fracking is largely based on emotional and fact-free arguments. As the truth about hydraulic fracturing continues to be exposed, even more people will regard it as the safe, economical, and reliable method of energy extraction that it is. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at To learn more about fracking, visit
April 21, 2016
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular. What impact do the new “vaping wars” have on science, public policy, business, and jobs? Join Brian Fotjik for a discussion on vaping and how the government is playing a huge role in it. Shouldn’t it be your choice? If e-cigarettes are not harmful, why can’t they be used in public? Fojtik has served in both policy and political positions in various states including working for a U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state senator, and state representative. He worked as director of government relations with a major consumer products company from 1996 to 2009 and currently serves as president of Brownstone Communications in greater Chicago. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.
April 15, 2016
On April 3, 2016, The Heartland Institute’s Author Series featured F.H. Buckley, author and foundation professor at George Mason University School of Law with his eye-opening, recently published book titled, “The Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government.” Buy "The Way Back" on Amazon today:
April 14, 2016
Narrated by Isaac Orr, research fellow for energy and environmental policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr explains the facts about hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at To learn more about fracking, visit
April 11, 2016
For eight years whenever you read or heard the word economy in relation to the United States it was preceded by the word sluggish. Well that was what the media wanted you to think and it has held back American industry from expanding for fear that another shoe would drop as a result of the doom and gloom forecasts. But the evidence is strongly to the contrary as the real economic indicators point to a very health recovery that has been slow and steady for all those eight years. Jay Lehr, Science Director of the The Heartland Institute explains in this video what the facts really are to support a very optimistic view of the future of the US economy.
April 7, 2016
Do Common Core State Standards make sense to you? How do they affect you and your children? Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars gets to the core of the matter.
April 1, 2016
The Austrian Economics Center’s 2016 Free Market Road Show U.S. will cover six cities: Chicago, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; San Francisco, California; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; and Miami, Florida. PANELS Please join us on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Heartland Institute for two panel discussions: Panel 1. The Role of the State and the American Dream Much of the world applauds and embraces socialism. Is the United States moving in that direction? Is the American Dream still alive? What is the appropriate role of the state in a responsible society? Panel 2. Freedom and Responsibility In an age of urbanization and growing populations, is the free movement of people a sustainable option? Do personal responsibility and freedom matter? SPEAKERS Federico N. Fernández is a senior fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and founder and president of Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson is a professor of political science at the University of Iceland and a frequent commentator on current affairs in the Icelandic media. He is best known as a controversial spokesman for free-market policies and classic liberalism. Barbara Kolm is president of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and director of the Austrian Economics Center. Kolm is an associate professor of Austrian economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and a member of the board of Business Consultants of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and a member of the Mont Pélerin Society. She is president of the European Center for Economic Growth. Karl-Peter Schwarz is a well-known journalist currently engaged at one of the most important newspapers in the German-speaking area, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His main area of interest is economic policy in South-East Europe. During his career he also served as a long-term editor in chief of Austria’s best known daily, Die Presse. Besides his sound knowledge of the economic situation in Europe, Schwarz is an expert on Austrian economics.
March 24, 2016
Is the American Dream failing? Are the rich getting richer, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water? Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute investigates.

Videos for 13 Climate Change Conferences

The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 13 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on July 25, 2019.

Videos from all 13 conferences can be viewed here.